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Costa Rica: history and perspectives on mathematics and mathematics education. (English)
Rosario, Héctor (ed.) et al., Mathematics and its teaching in the Southern Americas. With an introduction by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 978-981-4590-56-3/hbk; 978-981-4590-58-7/ebook). Series on Mathematics Education 10, 151-192 (2015).
Summary: A description of mathematics and its teaching in Costa Rica beginning in the nineteenth century is presented. It includes curricula, researchers, and practitioners (with special mention of foreign influences and individuals), educational institutions, reforms, and research in mathematics education. Perspectives on a recent ambitious school mathematics reform are elaborated.
Classification: A30 D30 D20 B10
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